"Show up, dive in, stay at it. Sometimes you'll win, something you'll lose." -Barack Obama
I remember fondly of my last speech as President of the United States of America in Chicago. It was nearly two and a half years ago, on January 10th, 2017. This was on my 8th year in such an illustrious position. The Leader of the Free World. Well, now I'm the leader of my beautiful La-Z Boy love seat. Well, definitely more than that around the house. Michelle has claimed the bedrooms and office since she's began her book. I've been in charge of the home renovations, living room, kitchen (my Jambalaya is immaculate), dining room and foyers are my designated places to take care of.
For the past 8 years, Michelle has been the rock of this entire family. Now, it's my turn to return the favour for her to jumpstart her career. She acted as the best First Lady I could have ever asked for. She was a a model citizen and
Another thing I've been doing is help coaching a young local high school's football team. It's been an absolute joy to be helping the next generation learn the essential skills and qualities taught by playing football in an organized manner. It reminded me of my days of playing high school basketball. I remember all the training we did every single day, 5 days a week. The discipline it taught us, the patience I gained in my chance to play. My chance in high school athletics reminded me of so many memories. Coaching this team has been a major reminder of the incredible memories I had growing up.
Anyways, we were at a game with a local rivalry and some scouts from some major colleges had came out to watch some of the boys on our team as well as the opposition. We have some very young stars coming through the ranks and we were proud of their improvement throughout the year. We were doing some warm ups and stretching and I could feel the eyes on the back of my neck. I know they came out to see the gems on our squad but it felt they may have been a little star struck by a former president at a high school football. I've noticed this at previous games and figured it came with my past. This time, however, was a little different. I was met with some of them after the game and they were asking how I maintained my speed and my acceleration. I mentioned that I spent the first 2 hours of my mornings on the treadmill running and that I needed that to keep fit in the Whitehouse. I was also asked if I happened to play NCAA football at all. I mentioned that I did not play any organized athletics in college and that I just decided to maintain my athletics via general exercise.
Thats where I met with the Athletic Director of LSU. He mentioned his team was struggling and they were looking for a strong safety to redshirt. He also mentioned that somebody with my stature would be an incredible coup as he plans to motivate fans in Louisiana. I tended to agree with him and luckily we lived in the area. Michelle has also maintained her sprints and weight to also play at the NCAA level. This could be a new era for the Obama family and for that, I'd like to leave you with one final note.
But most importantly,